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Luxury

Romantic Rhône and Seine with Barcelona

Barcelona to Paris
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSCBP18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Lyon Your Way

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous at fresh food market, or explore the sights with a local guide.

Dine at Palais Bénédictine

After the museum and distillery closes, slip inside for a private wander before dinner in the Abbots Hall.

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 45 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EURSCBP18 2020
Barcelona to Paris

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Whimsical architecture, a quirky cultural scene and punchy Catalan cuisine. What’s not to love about Barcelona? You are transferred to your hotel where a relaxing evening is just the ticket after your journey across hemispheres.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Your discovery kicks off with a journey between the works of Antoni Gaudí. Wander around the Casa Batlló before it is open to the public.


After your Signature Experience, visit the Sagrada Família, then continue past city sights like the Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas. Come evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board the Montserrat Classic Express 1890. Click-clack through tunnels and up mountains to the peak of Montserrat, where the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat awaits. Back in the city, the evening is free for you to explore as you please. Maybe try the local dining scene.

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  • Breakfast

Journey to southern France with a pit-stop in the medieval town of Perpignan. At Arles, your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone, including your cruise director and crew.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to see the ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, where there’s a chance to sample olive oil straight from the press. Those feeling like getting close to nature might like to visit Camargue National Reserve.


Your ship remained in Arles overnight so you have time to explore. Later, perhaps tour Arles and its Roman ruins.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today’s agenda. Though some of you may prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.


Entering Avignon, choose your sightseeing. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Or spend the day in the Drôme region and visit an artisan nougat factory where you’ll of course sample this tasty treat. Or have a leisurely day on board and take in a French lesson.


Choose your sightseeing today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, if you’d like to get active, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.


Choose your sightseeing, then later, cruise to Vienne.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a snail farm for a tasting, then discover the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or explore the village of Oingt, then sample Beaujolais wines.


Select your sightseeing today, then enjoy your Signature Experience tonight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a guided bike tour.


Choose your preferred sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Leave your ship and jump on a train bound for Paris, where you’ll waste no time hitting those must-see sights. On arrival, settle in for lunch aboard a glass-top boat while you take in Paris at a relaxed pace. Later, your second vessel is waiting your arrival on the Seine.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Get your fill of French food on a walking tour, soak up Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur, or the Palace of Versailles may prove to be just too tempting.


Select the sightseeing that suits you best.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Arrive in Vernon and see one of Monet’s greatest inspirations, the water lilies at his house and gardens in Giverny. Or take the scenic route, pedalling from the river all the way to Monet’s house.


Enjoy the day to enjoy your preferred sightseeing inclusion.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After the Palais Bénédictine closes its doors to the public, slip inside for a private wander through the museum and distillery, before dinner in the Abbots Hall.


Arrive in Le Havre and step ashore to experience Honfleur, a lovely little port town. Later, savour your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Stay in Caudebec-en-Caux and explore, or head out on a World War II excursion to the beaches of Normandy. You might like to taste the fruits of the Pays de Caux region with a visit to a unique cider farm, or linger on board for a calvados and cheese tasting.


The old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux greets you with colourful buildings dotted along its harbour as well as a choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

From Rouen, look back on World War I at the Somme Battlefields. Otherwise stay in the city and see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, or play a round of golf.


Choose your sightseeing. Tonight, gather for a gala farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See the ruins of Chateau-Gaillard, offering stunning views from below, then walk back down to your ship. Otherwise, visit Château de la Roche-Guyon, or take an onboard impressionist painting class.


From Les Andelys, choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

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No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

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